Category:Honeysuckle Bower by Peter Paul Rubens

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Peter Paul Rubens: Honeysuckle Bower  wikidata:Q571416 
creator QS:P170,Q5599
Peter Paul Rubens: Honeysuckle Bower
Self portrait with Isabella Brandt, his first wife, in the honeysuckle bower
label QS:Lde,"Rubens und Isabella Brant in der Geißblattlaube"
label QS:Len,"Self portrait with Isabella Brandt, his first wife, in the honeysuckle bower"
Object type painting
Genre self-portrait
Directly after his return from Italy, the 32 year old Rubens married the 18 year old Isabella Brant. This double portrait, which broke new ground in portrait painting, was purportedly done shortly thereafter. Rubens did not however give up using traditional symbolism: Honeysuckle was a well known symbol for faithfulness and hands laid over one another ("dextrarum iunctio") have symbolized matrimony since ancient times. However these references are integrated into this snapshot-like scene in which middle-class contentedness, substantial affluence and strong affection are expressed.
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Date circa 1609/1610
Medium oil on canvas mounted on panel
Dimensions 178 × 136.5 cm (70 × 53.7 ″)
institution QS:P195,Q154568
Current location
room VII
Accession number
Object history Aus der Düsseldorfer Galerie
References Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek
Web Gallery of Art
Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur, object 00060207
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Honeysuckle Bower 
self-portrait by Peter Paul Rubens
Peter Paul Rubens Peter Paul Rubens - The Artist and His First Wife, Isabella Brant, in the Honeysuckle Bower.jpg
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Instance of painting
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LocationAlte Pinakothek, upper floor, gallery VII, Alte Pinakothek, Maxvorstadt, Munich, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany
Inventory number
  • 1600s (1609, 1610)
  • 136.5 cm
  • 178 cm
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Autorretrato con su esposa Isabel Brant (es); ルーベンスとイザベラ・ブラント (ja); Sous la tonnelle de chèvrefeuille (fr); Автопортрет з Ізабеллою Брант (uk); Het geitenloofprieel (nl); Autoretrat amb la seva esposa Isabella Brant (ca); Rubens und Isabella Brant in der Geissblattlaube (de-ch); Rubens und Isabella Brant in der Geißblattlaube (de); Autoritratto con la moglie Isabella Brant (it); Honeysuckle Bower (en); Ինքնանկար Իզաբելա Բրանտի հետ (hy); Autoportrét s Isabellou Brantovou (cs); Автопортрет с Изабеллой Брант (ru) dipinto di Pieter Paul Rubens (it); tableau de Pierre Paul Rubens (fr); self-portrait by Peter Paul Rubens (en); Պիտեր Պաուլ Ռուբենսի նկար (hy); Selbstporträt von Peter Paul Rubens und seiner ersten Frau (de); schilderij van Peter Paul Rubens (nl) Автопортрет Рубенса с Изабеллой Брант (ru); Die Geißblattlaube (de); Portret van de kunstenaar en zijn vrouw in een prieel van kamperfoelie, Zelfportret met Isabella Brant, Portret van Rubens en zijn eerste vrouw Isabella Brant in een met kamperfoelie begroeid prieel (nl)